Jeffrey Tucker: Bitcoin destined to end dollar imperialism?

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Interesting interview with Jeffrey Tucker from the Foundation for Economic Education in RT today.  

RT: What are the advantages of bitcoin on the market and what should we expect of it in the future?  

JT: It is already bigger than many currencies in the world. I’m very bullish on bitcoin generally over the long-term, I would say, the next five to ten years. And one reason is that it is a global currency, it is not attached to a single nation state. It exists for the entire world and it is not manipulated and controlled by central banks. That I think is a very good thing for many countries in the world – it allows Chinese to trade with Russians, Russians to trade with Americans, Americans to trade with Brazilians instantaneously at very low fees that you almost don’t even notice. You can’t do that with national money.  

Almost everybody – other than Americans – is tired of the dollar standard for the world. It doesn’t make any sense that one national currency would be the primarily liquid asset for the entire world. It gives the US really unmerited economic, political and military power. So, dollar imperialism is an unjust system and we need some replacement – and nobody has been able to come up with another replacement.

Bitcoin is nowhere near competing with the dollar. However, at some point, within the five or ten years it could actually become a serious player in the world currency exchange market.

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About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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